BBC Symphony Orchestra
17 Dec 2018, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz's The Childhood of Christ

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz's The Childhood of Christ
19:30 Mon 17 Dec 2018 Barbican, London
Berlioz’s oratorio shows the composer at his most tenderly evocative – a ravishing retelling of the Christmas story with echoes of Bach’s Passions.
Berlioz’s oratorio shows the composer at his most tenderly evocative – a ravishing retelling of the Christmas story with echoes of Bach’s Passions.

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Angel choirs and teeming hordes of devils, scenes of peaceful domesticity and episodes of violent tension – Berlioz’s The Childhood of Christ, combines the ‘celestial’ beauty of an oratorio with operatic flair and dramatic instinct to create one of the composer’s most exquisitely lovely works, home to the much-loved Shepherds’ Farewell. Edward Gardner conducts a superb cast and continues the birthday celebrations of the brilliant BBC Symphony Chorus.